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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 8, 2013 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crickets and cicadas sing

where I went to high school is cursed with a 2 week cicada plague every 17 years, these things are awful, my senior year was the plague year, it happened during prom, remember all the girls picking cicadas out of there hair, guys getting drunk and eating them...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 9, 2013 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crickets and cicadas sing

There's also another cycle -- or maybe another batch of 17-year locusts on a different cycle. I remember it from the early 2000s in DC. It was great weird fun, at least if you had a boy in 2nd grade or so, like me. You had to practically wade through them on the sidewalks and playground, which I'm sure added to the joys of recess.

And it wasn't only drunk high schoolers who ate 'em. Lots of people sauteed them. Well, maybe not "lots." But I knew a teacher at a private school who made sauteed cicadas with her class. Hmmm, wonder if she still has that job ....

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 9, 2013 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Crickets and cicadas sing

there are 23 cicada "broods" all over the upper Midwest and into New York and the eastern seaboard, with the exception of 4 broods that are on 13 year cycles, the rest we on 17 year cycles, staggered years, weird...